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Brief Encounter
David Lean 1945
After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a muted but passionate, ultimately doomed, love affair.

In Which We Serve
David Lean and NoŽl Coward 1942
In the midst of World War II, the renowned playwright NoŽl Coward engaged a young film editor named David Lean to help him realize his vision for an action drama about a group of Royal Navy sailors (roles that would be filled by Coward himself, Bernard Miles, and John Mills, among others) fighting

This Happy Breed
David Lean 1944
David Lean brings to vivid emotional life NoŽl Cowardís epic chronicle of a working-class family in the London suburbs over the course of two decades.

Blithe Spirit
David Lean 1945
David Leanís delightful film version of NoŽl Cowardís theater sensation stars Rex Harrison as a novelist who cheekily invites a medium to his house to conduct a sťance, hoping the experience will inspire a book heís working on.

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Special Features

New high-definition digital transfers of the BFI National Archiveís 2008 restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray editions
Audio commentary on Brief Encounter by film historian Bruce Eder
New interviews with NoŽl Coward scholar Barry Day on all of the films
Interview with cinematographer-screenwriter-producer Ronald Neame from 2010
Short documentaries from 2000 on the making of In Which We Serve and Brief Encounter
David Lean: A Self Portrait, a 1971 television documentary on Leanís career
Episode of the British television series The Southbank Show from 1992 on the life and career of Coward
Audio recording of a 1969 conversation between Richard Attenborough and Coward at Londonís National Film Theatre
PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by Ian Christie, Terrence Rafferty, Farran Smith Nehme, Geoffrey OíBrien, and Kevin Brownlow

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